Pediatric Long QT Syndrome Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 27, 2020
  • Author: Sreekanth S Raghavan, MBBS, , FACC; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

As previously mentioned, long-QT syndrome can be mistaken for palpitations, neurocardiogenic syncope, and epilepsy. [1] Other conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of long QT syndrome include the following:

  • Brugada syndrome

  • Short QT syndrome

  • Other causes of sudden cardiac death - Including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and coronary artery anomalies